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Tune ID#6344 (Dance of the Dead)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dance of the Dead about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording THwtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dance of the Dead (also in A) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Haley's #789)
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19989#2
[THwtB] Seamus Tansey and Jim McKillop. To Hell with the Begrudgers. Seamus Tansey (flute), Jim McKillop (fiddle). For this tune: Seamus (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Saddle the Pony
THwtB

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1998